24x24 Deep burnt copper, pearl copper, white and deep turquoise. Resin coated.
In 2015 I was painting a canvas all day. Kevin had been back in Las Vegas after 9 months of traveling and 112,000 messages back and forth. He kept saying he wanted to go to red rock that day, which wasn't out of the ordinary.
A quick back story - when my friend Phil and I were young we planned our funerals. We'd always say we wanted the theme song for Jurassic Park played because it was funny. When my Dad passed in 2013 my family and I had to plan that funeral. Like, plan a funeral when I had just been talking to my Dad about my gas mileage the day before. It was exhausting, every decision is ten thousand dollars, happening in four days and nobody knows what to say. As my sister, my mother, myself, and my brother-in-law were finally done we were just walking out. The planner said, "What music do you want to be played?" As a joke, I said "Jurassic Park" but we'll get you a playlist.
Well, we never got that playlist and my Dad holds a grudge. They literally played Jurassic Park at his funeral. I think we were all so numb that day we didn't really notice.
On the way to Red Rock with Kevin that day I go to open his backpack and he freaks out. I'm laughing at him like what the hell is in here cigarettes!? Have you started smoking?! In the end there was a 10 pound rose quartz crystal ball in there for me. I always wanted that instead of a ring. We sat on the helipad. He held me in his arms and said my first, middle and last name before asking me to marry him.
We sat there for a long time, watching the sun go down with the rocks. As we drove away he started whistling to himself. The Jurassic Park theme song. I yelled, "Why are you whistling that song!!" He had no idea why he was whistling that or where it had come from. I never told him that story. So I knew my Dad was there, and he was happy for us. (A year later when Kevin is in a two hour customs line, moving back to the states, the man in front of him in line will be whistling that same theme song.)